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Old Oct 07, 2004, 07:01 PM
"It's a Quad" :O
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A “new” Dragonfly? No tail motor!

It appears to be a copy of the Hornet. It uses a carbon tail with a shaft and tail gears instead of that crappy tail motor that always burns. It’s pretty cheap too.
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Old Oct 07, 2004, 07:02 PM
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Ya, somebody already posted a topic on it with pictures.
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Old Oct 07, 2004, 07:49 PM
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where?
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Old Oct 07, 2004, 11:41 PM
"It's a Quad" :O
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Ya, somebody already posted a topic on it with pictures.
Where?
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Old Oct 07, 2004, 11:46 PM
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http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=283720
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Old Oct 07, 2004, 11:50 PM
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looks cheapo-rama
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Old Oct 07, 2004, 11:55 PM
"It's a Quad" :O
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Here are some that I found.
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Old Oct 08, 2004, 01:14 AM
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That tail looks like an exact clone of the Hornet II, except it's controlled on the leading edge rather than the trailing edge...pretty scary.

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Old Oct 08, 2004, 02:14 AM
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It appears to be a copy of the Hornet. It uses a carbon tail with a shaft and tail gears instead of that crappy tail motor that always burns. It’s pretty cheap too.
So, you don't have a hornet then.
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Old Oct 08, 2004, 04:06 AM
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That tail looks like an exact clone of the Hornet II, except it's controlled on the leading edge rather than the trailing edge...pretty scary.

Toshi
I think it has just been built wrong as most are.
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Old Oct 08, 2004, 01:38 PM
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So, you don't have a hornet then.
Actually I just got one.
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Old Oct 21, 2004, 03:01 PM
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Is this actually made by GWS or is it some made in God only knows where copy? I looked on the GWS site and didnt see anything about it. I am planning on getting a micro sometime soon and like the idea of one motor and no mixing board. Any info would be appreciated.

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Old Oct 22, 2004, 07:09 PM
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Anybody?
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Old Oct 22, 2004, 09:08 PM
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its a god only know copy
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Old Oct 27, 2004, 10:51 PM
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I just got my Dragonfly 22D today, $150 + $35 shipping from China. I have no heli experience at all. In typical male American fashion I took it out of the box, threw the manual aside, and proceeded to try to fly the thing in my living room. I started slowly and tried to get the thing to come off the ground. I actually impressed myself, I was able to get it in the air without too much difficulty, but I didn't have enough room so I went outside in the lawn. As soon as it started to move the tail rotor caught some grass and stopped spinning. The gear that drives the tail shaft was stripped!! Argh!! All this excitement and now I can't do anything but sit here and look at it. Later I did get it to run for a while longer by tightening the mesh of the gears, but eventually about half of the teeth broke off the gear. I'm not really in any position to judge, but I'd say that it does fly pretty well right out of the box. In my very limited air time I felt quite confident and I didn't find it hard to fly, but I can see it will take a long time for me to learn to control direction.

It looks like I can use a Hornet tail drive gear for replacement. Are these gears a problem on the Hornets? The gear is extremely small, especially for being a driven gear (driven by a ring gear on the main rotor gear).
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